ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Dome at the America's Center is one of the biggest expenses for St. Louis taxpayers. The ‘You Paid For It’ Team recently sat down with the head of the St. Louis Regional Sports Authority, which owns the stadium, to see if they city has a better idea on its ultimate fate.
At present, taxpayers still owe more than $100 million on the Dome. St Louis city and county, as well as the State of Missouri, are shelling out tens of millions of dollars each year for the football stadium with no football team. Taxpayers have years more to pay. In fact, we're still losing money on the dome.
James Shrewsbury, chairman of the St. Louis Regional Sports Authority, said St. Louis is trying to avoid the fate of other cities that found themselves weighed down by expensive stadium troubles.
Not only does the dome present a dilemma, but officials are saddled with what to do about the former Rams Park, which costs taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a month.
Shrewsbury admitted the situation is a bad one, but said the city has to try to make the best of a bad situation.